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2016 Cappellano "Pie Rupestris" Barolo

Regular price $148.00
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2016 Cappellano "Pie Rupestris" Barolo

Regular price $148.00
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It's not often I find a wine that I think is comparable to the great Barolos of Conterno. Here it is at a quarter of the price. Teobaldo Cappellano, who passed away on February 21, 2009, was one of the leading traditionalist winemakers in Barolo, and one of the most outspoken about the region's direction. He was a legend in Barolo, and undeniably one of Barolo’s most divisive personalities. In the early 1980s he banished all critics and wine journalists from his cellar, demanding they agree to review his wines without assigning a numerical score. (Teobaldo believed scores were unnecessarily divisive among growers.)

 

Most importantly and curiously, he may have been the only Barolo grower who, during his career, crafted a Barolo from ungrafted vines. Augusto, his son and heir, will carry on Teobaldo’s legacy, which includes producing the family’s über-rare and famous Barolo “Pie Franco” and Barolo “Pie Rupestris”.

 

The vineyard is the Gabutti cru and the exposure is south to southwest. After an extended fermentation and considerable aging in the classic “botte” of the region, the wine is bottled without filtration. The rhythm of the release is usually four to four and one-half years after the harvest. Stylistically, the wine is an honest and pure reflection of the terroir of this small but important cru: earthy, truffled aromas marry to a full-bodied, occasionally rustic character backed by rugged, classic tannins. The Barolos of Serralunga are known for their generosity and warmth and the “Rupestris” is as fine an example as one can find.

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